Gung Haggis Fat Choy Gig!

It might seem like a typo, but no, you’re reading this correctly! You’ll want to put this on your calendar now, it will be a most unique gig opportunity for the club!! We have been invited (and accepted the offer!) to be the opening act for the annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy celebration at the China Harbor Restaurant http://www.chinaharborseattle.com, in Seattle. This will be Sunday, Feb. 16th, 2014!

There will be a paying crowd (this has been a fund raiser in the past) of about 275 guests, mostly either Scottish or Chinese, as you might imagine! The entire event runs from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

So, what is it exactly? Basically, it’s a celebration of Robert Burns’ Day and the Chinese New Year, all rolled into one! For more details, see http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy-seattle.org/Toddish_McWong___The_Story.html

You will not be able to stay for dinner unless, I assume, you purchase tickets for the event. Information on China Harbor’s website, at this time, only has last year’s details, on how to get tickets, etc.. So, be watching their web site if you and your friends or family want to join in on the complete celebration!

You’ll find quite a little bit of information on Wikipedia, as well. This has become quite the event! Meanwhile…. SAVE THAT DATE – Feb. 16th, 2014!!

Club Meeting Dates for 2013-14

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Good news! The club’s meeting dates are finalized! Thanks to the Calvin Presbyterian Church, we will continue meeting at the Church, in their Fireside room. Please note the following dates (the teen band meets at 1:00 p.m., and the general meeting begins at 2:00):
2013:
Sept. 8
Oct. 13
Nov. 10
Dec. 8

2014
Jan. 12
Feb. 9
Mar. 9
Apr. 13
May 18

The Calvin Presbyterian Church, 18828 3rd Ave. NW, Shoreline, WA 98177-3066. Here’s a link to a map and directions:
http://www.calvinpc.org/directions.html

See you this fall!!!

MAY Dates Worth Noting!

Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 12.28.13 PMThree important dates worth noting, whether you’re a Northwest Scottish Fiddle club member or a fan of the club!
May 5: Everett Public Library ( Full length show.) 2 P.M. Auditorium
May 19th: Monthly meeting (note this is one week later than normal). ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Meeting will be held at Calum MacKinnon’s home: 510 12th Ave.N, Edmonds- 98020!! We will rehearse for Folklife!
May 27th: Folklife Gig (including performance of Star Spangled Banner at the Memorial Day Service). Watch website and Facebook for details.

Memories to Share

Hello all you great folks that might have made it to this weekend’s Scottish Fiddle extravaganza on Whidbey Island, with Alasdair Frasier and Natalie Haas! Do you have picture you’d like to share? Maybe even a short video or two? If you post them, send a link to “m.thumma@mac.com”. I’ll see what I can do to help you share them! Meanwhile, here’s a video submitted by a wonderful chaperone- it’s the first time we went through the performance set, on Sunday morning…

Here’s a photo that might make you grin…. one of the many outstanding cielidh acts on Saturday night!

Sea Kelp quartet?

Sea Kelp quartet?
Steve Showell on Sea Kelp and his daughter Kendra assists. Alasdair Fraser on Fiddle and Bev Heising on “percussion”

OHHHHH! WHAT A WEEKEND!!!

First off! Thank you again, Alasdair, and Natalie for a truly memorable weekend. A treasure for all!

Thank you to the entire organizing committee for your unending and enthusiastic support to make this weekend go so well!!

We will post pictures and videos in the very near future, for all to see.

MEANWHILE— LOST AND FOUND: IF you may have left something behind this weekend, you may all Ft. Casey and speak with Robyn or Debbie at 360-378-5050, or 866-661-6604 to alert them to your dilemma. Robyn informs me they have quite a collection currently, so it’s worth a call!

Tickets for Alasdair and Natalie’s Concert- April 14th

Do you want for tickets to the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas concert, but you aren’t signed up for the workshop?? No problem! You can still get tickets for this amazing concert at the conclusion of our weekend workshop, on April 14th!!

Try Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com

If you live on Whidbey Island, go to Concerts on the Cove’s website- (Look under schedule, the poster has information on how to buy tickets) http://www.concertsonthecove.org.

If all else fails, come to the concert, and buy tickets at the door!

Hope to see you there!!!